Although PG&E has decided to cease operation of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant within the next few years, the problems presented by the radioactive waste will remain.
During its 32 years of operation to date, the two reactors at Diablo have created more than 2,000 pounds of high-level radioactive wastes. PG&E proposes to continue running the plant until 2024/2025, thus creating seven more years of waste.
A three-part educational series offered by San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) is designed to educate the general public about that waste and the issues surrounding it. The speakers are all experts in their fields, traveling from various locations in the United States. There is no fee for attending.
All presentations are on Fridays and begin at 6:00 pm at the San Luis Obispo County Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Topic: On-Site Storage
Presentation by Molly Johnson, Mothers for Peace:
· Radioactive Waste Primer
· Spent Fuel Pools
· HOSS (Hardened On-Site Storage)
Dry Cask Storage:
Speaker/Donna Gilmore, SanOnofreSafety.org, San Clemente, CA
Friday, November 10, 2017
Topic: Yucca Mountain – Is it viable?
Ian Zabarte, Principal Man, Western Bands Shoshone Nation Newe Sogobia, NV
Judy Treichal, Executive Director, Nuclear Waste Task Force, Las Vegas, NV
Steve Frishman, Technical Policy Coordinator, Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects,
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, January 19, 2018
Topic: Transportation of Radioactive Wastes
Speaker/Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear, Washington, DC
Topic: Consolidated “Interim” Storage
Speaker/Diane D’Arrigo, Radioactive Waste Project Director, Nuclear Information Resource Service, Washington, DC